Udemy rocks

November 6, 2019

I was planning since some time to study BCA / MCA correspondence or regular course. And I was always postponing it. Today I enrolled at some courses in Udemy.com and it was great. It was just not great, it was greatest.

I am enrolling more courses and doing more CS hacking form now on.
Everyday more than 5 hours for Udemy.com.

Life now simply looks good and rocks.

Linus Torvalds: ‘I’m Not a Programmer Anymore’

November 4, 2019

Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, doesn’t make speeches anymore. But, what he does do, and he did again at Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon France is have public conversations with his friend Dirk Hohndel, VMware’s Chief Open Source Officer. In this keynote discussion, Torvalds revealed that he doesn’t think he’s a programmer anymore.

So what does the person everyone thinks of as a programmer’s programmer do instead? Torvalds explained:

“I don’t know coding at all anymore. Most of the code I write is in my e-mails. So somebody sends me a patch … I [reply with] pseudo code. I’m so used to editing patches now I sometimes edit patches and send out the patch without having ever tested it. I literally wrote it in the mail and say, ‘I think this is how it should be done,’ but this is what I do, I am not a programmer.”

So, Hohndel asked, “What is your job?” Torvalds replied, “I read and write a lot of email. My job really is, in the end, is to say ‘no.’ Somebody has to say ‘no’ to [this patch or that pull request]. And because developers know that if they do something that I’ll say ‘no’ to, they do a better job of writing the code.”

Read More: Zdnet.com

M$ Japan tried 4-Day Workweek

November 4, 2019

MS Power User reports on the results of a 2,300-employee experiment by Microsoft with a four-day work week:
In August this year, Microsoft Japan ran an experiment where for one month they had a 3 day weekend, taking Friday off. This was paid leave and did not impact the worker’s usual vacation allocation.

Some results were predictable. Workers were happier and took 25.4 percent fewer days off during the month. There were also savings from spending less time at work. 23.1 percent less electricity was used and 58.7 percent fewer pages were printed. More importantly from a bottom-line standpoint, however, productivity went up 39.9%, as fewer and shorter meetings were held, often virtually rather than in person.

Read More: MSPowerUser.com

IPL to introduce ‘Power Player’ concept next year

November 4, 2019

The ‘Power Player’ concept could allow a player, who is not a part of playing XI, to come in at the fall of a wicket or replace a bowler at any given point of time.

Read More: Rediff.com

LinkedIn Usage and Revenue Statistics

November 2, 2019

In the 2018 fiscal year, LinkedIn revenue stood at $5.3 billion. This compares to $2.3 billion of LinkedIn revenue in 2017 (the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft took place late in the second quarter of the fiscal year). The revenue is chiefly driven by Talent Solutions – the tool to help employers find talent.

More: BusinessOfApps.com

Twitter India profit doubles in FY19

November 1, 2019

Mumbai: Profit at Twitter’s Indian unit doubled and revenue increased 31% in the year ended March, indicating improved business for the social media platform. Net profit at Twitter Communications India rose 108% to Rs 5.8 crore, according to company filings sourced from Veratech. Revenue climbed to Rs 56.9 crore during 2018-19 from Rs 43.4 crore a year ago.

Read more at: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.com

How to Quantify Return on Investment (ROI) in Digital Marketing

November 1, 2019

The ultimate goal of all forms of marketing is a return on investment (ROI).

In digital marketing, this means securing a profitable return from your website, paid ads, or other internet marketing campaign.

The symbiotic goals of measuring and quantifying this return should be something that your business and marketing team hold in equally high regard. Whether you are responsible for your company’s marketing or you are working with an agency, it’s important to monitor the campaign’s progress with quantifiable goals.

Quantifying ROI in digital marketing
KPIs (key performance indicators) are a type of performance measurement, often evaluating the success of an activity such as digital marketing. You’ll want to identify your website KPIs before you jump in to your strategy.

The ability to easily quantify and attribute the source of your return on investment is critical. After all, how will you replicate success if you don’t know how you achieved it? KPIs help you market smarter, not harder, and guide you in determining where to invest your time and money.

ROI metrics will vary based on the nature of the business and the campaign, and your KPIs. For some businesses, that ROI may be search engine ranking and brand exposure; for others it may converting website visitors into customers. It could even be as simple as purchases of a product or a service.

More At: Learn.G2.com

How to Create Content For Terrific Website SEO

November 1, 2019

Content creation is central to a website that pulls in and retains audience attention, while also being easy for web users to find through effective search engine optimization (SEO). Website copy includes any of the text found on a website, from its home page to the “About” section and the organization’s contact information.

9 Content Creation Steps for New Websites…

More At: Business2Community.com

Owned Media

November 1, 2019

Owned media is defined as the set of communication channels/outlets that an entity (organization/individual) has complete control over. It includes properties such as websites, blogs, email newsletters, forums, and so on.

Organizations use the POEM (paid, owned, and earned media) model to drive brand awareness, distribute content, engage prospects, and guide them through the sales funnel.

Paid media attracts eyeballs, whereas earned media builds authority. And although paid and earned media are high-impact activities, organizations rely on owned media as the foundation to marshal their paid and earned media efforts.

More: MarTechAdvisor.com

The Future is Now – 37 Fascinating Chatbot Statistics

October 31, 2019

Chatbot Statistics – Editor’s Choice
Chatbots can cut operational costs by up to 30%.
85% of customer interaction will be handled without human agents by 2021.
50% of businesses plan to spend more on chatbots than on mobile apps.
64% of internet users say 24-hour service is the best feature of chatbots.
37% of people use a customer service bot to get a quick answer in an emergency.
There were over 300,000 chatbots on Facebook in 2018.
Blue-Bot sent two million messages to more than 500,000 customers in 2018.

Source: SmallBizGenius.net